LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Delta

LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Delta
Tracking Delta (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Live updates on Hurricane Delta.

We are back on the air.

10:00 p.m.: Delta is still bringing life-threatening storm surge within warning areas.

9:58 p.m.: Cinnamon Cornell gives a live update from the Golden Nugget.

9:38 p.m.: Delta now 10 miles north of Jennings with winds gusting on the backside of the system.

Iowa police units responded to a report of a flipped vehicle earlier this evening. No one was at the vehicle when officers arrived.

Iowa police responded to a flipped vehicle on the evening of Hurricane Delta.
Iowa police responded to a flipped vehicle on the evening of Hurricane Delta. (Source: kplc)

9:16 p.m.: The DeRidder Fire Department is currently on the scene of a fire at a dry cleaners on Port Street.

The DeRidder Fire Department is currently on the scene of a fire at dry cleaners on Port Street.
The DeRidder Fire Department is currently on the scene of a fire at dry cleaners on Port Street. (Source: kplc)
The DeRidder Fire Department is currently on the scene of a fire at dry cleaners on Port Street.
The DeRidder Fire Department is currently on the scene of a fire at dry cleaners on Port Street. (Source: kplc)

9:00 p.m.: Strong winds continue to spread inland. Opelousas reports sustained winds of 39 mph and gust up to 64 mph.

9:00 p.m.: Cleco reports 59,595 outages - 5,400 in Allen, 5,00 in Beauregard and 1,500 in Vernon

8:50 p.m.: BECi reports 42K outages - 14.9K in Beauregard, 12.2K in Calcasieu, 8K in Vernon and 5.5K in Allen.

BECi customers reported thousands of outages during Hurricane Delta.
BECi customers reported thousands of outages during Hurricane Delta. (Source: kplc)

8:30 p.m.: Over 128,000 Entergy customers without power in Louisiana. Over 47,000 in Calcasieu alone.

Power outages in the heat of Hurricane Delta.
Power outages in the heat of Hurricane Delta. (Source: Entery)

8:00 p.m.: Sustained winds of 70 mph reported in Calcasieu and gust up to 86 mph. New Iberia reported sustained winds of 58mph and gust 86mph.

6:54 p.m.: Delta brings life-threatening storm surge and dangerous conditions.

6:08 p.m.: Delta makes landfall as Category 2 Hurricane near Creole.

5 p.m. update: Eyewall of Hurricane Delta moving onshore.

4:30 p.m.: Nearly 10,000 Entergy customers without power.

Nearly 10,000 Entergy customers without power at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2020.
Nearly 10,000 Entergy customers without power at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2020. (Source: Entergy)
Hurricane Delta outages stretch into Texas at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9.
Hurricane Delta outages stretch into Texas at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. (Source: Entergy)

4 p.m. update: Hurricane Delta continues to move closer as it’s currently 35 miles south of Cameron. Winds are still 105 mph with gusts to 125 mph.

4:50 p.m.: KPLC viewer photo of downed power lines in Carlyss - near Dave Dugas and Choupique Road.

KPLC viewer photo of downed power lines on Dave Dugas Road in Carlyss as Hurricane Delta approaches Southwest Louisiana.
KPLC viewer photo of downed power lines on Dave Dugas Road in Carlyss as Hurricane Delta approaches Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC Viewer)

3:40 p.m.: Pithon Coulee.

3 p.m.: We’ve been sent in photos of downed power poles on Dave Dugas Road in Carlyss.

KPLC viewer photo of downed power lines on Dave Dugas Road in Carlyss as Hurricane Delta approaches Southwest Louisiana.
KPLC viewer photo of downed power lines on Dave Dugas Road in Carlyss as Hurricane Delta approaches Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC Viewer)

2:30 p.m.: Jennings Police Chief Danny Semmes. So far no reports of damage or downed lines. Jennings police still responding to calls as they come in.

2 p.m. update: Hurricane Delta remains a Cat 2. Likely to hit landfall about 6 p.m. Winds decrease, but still Category 2 hurricane.

1:45 p.m.: Look at I-10 in Lake Charles.

1:20 p.m.: There have now been two major wrecks on I-10 today, both involving 18-wheelers in the curve near Fruge Street. Please stay safe if you’ve got to be on the road.

A crash in the westbound happened this morning, and a crash in the eastbound lanes happened this afternoon.

All lanes are currently open.

An 18-wheeler crashes in the curve of I-10 as Hurricane Delta approaches Lake Charles.
An 18-wheeler crashes in the curve of I-10 as Hurricane Delta approaches Lake Charles. (Source: Louisiana State Police)

1 p.m. update: Hurricane Delta is now a Category 2 hurricane.

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